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September 12, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
When he was among the first DJs in Los Angeles to play rock 'n' roll, Art Laboe was constantly surrounded by teen-agers, taking requests and playing their favorites. Nearly half a century later, he's doing the same thing: racking up huge ratings with young listeners -- but now he's spinning R&B and oldies for their parents and grandparents as well.
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November 12, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice. "Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your bootylicious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go.' And I want you to blow him a big kiss for me and play 'You're my Shining Star.' " "OK, Juanita. Here goes that kiss . . . . Muaah !" Phone lines flash six nights a week inside a dimly lit Hollywood studio where Art Laboe sits before his microphone, faithful to his old-fashioned format: playing sentimental oldies and making dedications.
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November 6, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN
"I'm all alone, feeling so blue / Thinking about you and the love we once knew. / And each time I do, it brings back . . . / Those memories of El Monte." Those are the opening lines of the Penguins' recording of "Memories of El Monte," a song that was co-written by Frank Zappa in the '60s as a salute to the legendary R&B/rock dances held at the El Monte Legion Stadium in the '50s.
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September 12, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
When he was among the first DJs in Los Angeles to play rock 'n' roll, Art Laboe was constantly surrounded by teen-agers, taking requests and playing their favorites. Nearly half a century later, he's doing the same thing: racking up huge ratings with young listeners -- but now he's spinning R&B and oldies for their parents and grandparents as well.
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November 12, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice. "Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your bootylicious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go.' And I want you to blow him a big kiss for me and play 'You're my Shining Star.' " "OK, Juanita. Here goes that kiss . . . . Muaah !" Phone lines flash six nights a week inside a dimly lit Hollywood studio where Art Laboe sits before his microphone, faithful to his old-fashioned format: playing sentimental oldies and making dedications.
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January 14, 1986
The year was 1958, summertime, early noon. Music City, on the corner of Sunset and Vine, was busy. Sal Mineo was in one of the glass-covered record booths playing Gene Krupa and Max Roach records. Disc jockey Art Laboe and entourage were in one corner of the world-famous record store discussing business. My friend and I were in one of the booths, facing Sunset Boulevard. Within minutes we noticed about 50 young girls run out of the place, joined by other young girls running up Vine Street.
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January 14, 2001
Re "Chevy Owners' Club Pays Homage to Classics," Jan. 1. As I read of the Ventura County Chevys club, with emphasis on a '57 Chevy, it brought me back to the greatest years in which to be a Southland teenager, the "Nifty '50s." Although I didn't own a coveted '57 Chevy, (the most popular being the red and white), I did have a convertible, complete with a Bermuda Bell which really aroused the chicks, (not broads). The article brought me back in time to driving my convertible to Scrivner's Drive-In restaurant, where you could dedicate a record through the still-active deejay Art Laboe, at Wilshire and Crenshaw boulevards.
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July 14, 2010
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center Muse, Sept. 25-26 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Uproar Festival with Disturbed and more, Sept. 17 (Sat.) Angel Stadium U2 360 Tour, June 17-18 (now) Honda Center Nickelback, Oct. 22 (Sat.) Wiltern Ludacris, Aug. 6; Florence & the Machine, Nov. 6; Paul Weller, Nov. 3; Dr. Dog, Nov. 5 (Fri.) Hollywood Palladium The Black Crowes, Dec. 11 (Fri.
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September 1, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Dick "Huggy Boy" Hugg, a pioneering rhythm and blues disc jockey whose career spanned five decades in Los Angeles radio, has died. He was 78. Hugg, whose death Wednesday at Long Beach Memorial Hospital was blamed on internal bleeding, had been battling poor health for the last several years largely because of an accidental fall and a stroke, according to friends and colleagues. Born in Canton, Ohio, Hugg made his way to Los Angeles shortly after World War II to pursue a career in radio.
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August 7, 2003 | Karla S. Blume
At the Glass House: The Distillers on Sept. 6; tickets on sale Saturday. Rufio on Sept. 9; tickets on sale now. Relient K on Sept. 30; tickets on sale now. On sale now at the Roxy: Nappy Roots on Aug. 11, Andy Dick on Aug. 27, Big City Rock and the Waking Hours on Aug. 29, the Darkness on Sept. 18, One Man Army on Sept. 19, My Morning Jacket on Oct. 11-12. On sale now at the Troubadour: Caustic Resin on Aug. 24, Mellowdrone on Aug. 28, New Amsterdams on Aug. 29, AM Radio on Aug.
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November 6, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN
"I'm all alone, feeling so blue / Thinking about you and the love we once knew. / And each time I do, it brings back . . . / Those memories of El Monte." Those are the opening lines of the Penguins' recording of "Memories of El Monte," a song that was co-written by Frank Zappa in the '60s as a salute to the legendary R&B/rock dances held at the El Monte Legion Stadium in the '50s.
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July 11, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. The Greek Theatre The Weeknd, Sept. 16-17 (Fri.); Thievery Corporation, Sept. 20 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Rascal Flatts, Sept. 14 (Fri.); Epicenter with the Offspring and more, Sept. 21 (now) Hollywood Palladium Walk the Moon, Oct. 18 (now) San Manuel Amphitheatre The Art Laboe Show Live, Sept. 14 (Fri.) TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Gibson Amphitheatre Pepe Aguilar, Sept.
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